I'd have to say that 2012 wasn't a very good year and I'm finding it hard to muster up much hope for next year, so I used Joan's TLC challenge as a reminder of some of the good things in life - friends (who supplied so much of what I used), and our 25th anniversary trip to Paris in June when we had a picnic lunch in the Luxembourg Gardens on our anniversary day, and sunbathed by the Seine in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
This is 6" x 5 1/2", black base and then some old DCWV paper. I stamped the Eiffel tower on copier acetate for an overlay, because the paper was too textured to take a good impression.
Sentiment is PSX as per Joan's directions, and after smudging white round the edges I also stamped the flourish from Vintage Vogue in white.
I added a flourished overlay from K&Co under the butterfly (also K&Co), and stamped and embossed a silver flourish in the top left corner, accented with Liquid Pearls and a half pearl. Music flowers and foliage finish it off.
When it stops raining I'll try to take a better photo!
Date: Monday, December 31, 2012 GMT Views: 1155
Registered: August 28, 2011 Location: Kansas Posts: 1804
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 11:44 AM
Oh, so pretty! Lovely colors and vintage design. Good for you for focusing on the good things that happened in 2012 (your anniversary trip sounds amazing!). I think this card holds so much optimism, and I hope 2013 is a better one for you!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11567
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 2:32 PM
I am so sorry 2012 was not the year you had hoped for Sabrina. Praying that 2013 will be fantastic for you and yours! I absolutely LOVE your card!!! The way you added the leaves along the edges is so pretty!!! What a fantastic quote too!!! Even your little butterfly is lovely!!! Gorgeous card!!!